Aftercare instructions go here
1. KEEP AREA CLEAN and open to the air. Do not cover with a Band-Aid or anything else, leave open to the air. Air/oxygen provides good and faster healing. You should not be touching the area at all but if you find yourself needing to please make sure your hands are exceptionally clean.
2.DO NOT SOAK the treated area in water. You can shower as normal but keep the area out of the shower spray the best you can and do not let the area stay wet for more than a few minutes. NO Soaking in water or the scab will get destroyed
3. NO BATHING, SWIMMING, SAUNAS, HOT TUBS, TANNING, OR INTENSE EXERCISE.
4. DO NOT disrupt the scabbing process (i.e. no picking, scratching, etc.) All scabbing needs to fall off naturally. If you force or pick a scab off, you will disrupt the process and possibly cause scarring.
5. TREAT AREA WITH TLC. The edges can be wiped clean from any dripping blood, the site should be left alone and not get wet for 24 hours. Once the scab is formed bathing is normal but wash the area gently with the fingers and soap and rinse. Keep the area clean and absolutely no creams, nothing applied to leave it alone. If it itches and it is a safe area other than around the eyes dab with a little alcohol.
6. ONCE ALL SCABBING HAS NATURALLY FALLEN OFF, apply one drop of Vitamin E Oil at least once per day every evening until the next lightening or removal session. DO NOT start applying Vitamin E oil UNTIL all scabbing has completely fallen off. It is our goal to keep the area as dry as possible until all scabs have naturally fallen off.
– It is important to the process and integrity of the skin that 8-10 full weeks of healing take place before another lightning session can be done. No exceptions
– Lightening and/or removing unwanted pigment is a process and patience is required. This is true whether you are choosing any method or product, surgery or laser.
Please be patient and give the process a fair chance to work. Expect visible and wanted results in 3 to 6 sessions.
How many sessions needed will depend on how saturated the pigment is, how deep it was implanted and how much needs to be removed for the desired result. In many cases only a percentage of the density needs to be lightened/removed and then we can continue the correction process by color correcting.
In those cases, where we have pigment misplaced or in an unwanted area, color correcting will not be an option and removing as much of the pigment as possible will be our ultimate goal. No creams or chemicals should be used during the healing process.
30 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE:
Avoid Botox and fillers around the lip area.
Avoid Glycolic acid, chemical peels, and laser treatments on the face
Avoid Retinols and anti-aging creams eg. RetinA
2 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE:
Avoid all facials, bleaching treatments, or waxing around the lip area
Avoid extensive sun exposure and sunburn on the face
1 WEEK BEFORE PROCEDURE:
Avoid Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Naproxen (Tylenol/Acetaminophen is ok to consume)
Avoid fish oils, DHA supplements, cayenne supplements, turmeric, vitamin e, niacin (or anything that can cause blood thinning)
Avoid marijuana and smoking
***If any of the above are taken for medical purposes, please consult with your physician.
Keep your lips well hydrated with a good lip balm
If you have been prone to any type of cold sores (herpes simplex virus) or you may have the herpes simplex virus that lies dormant in your system, this procedure could cause an outbreak. It is best to consult with your doctor and upon your doctor’s recommendation, take doctor-prescribed medication such as Acyclovir, Zovirax, or Valtrex before and after the lip procedure to help prevent or lessen the severity of an outbreak.
1-3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:
Avoid alcohol (especially red wine)
Avoid coffee or tea (1/2 cup is ok, drink decaffeinated) or excessive amounts of caffeine
Gently exfoliate your lips 2 days prior to your procedure, 2x/day (you could use sugar and coconut oil mixture for a natural exfoliate)
Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water (the first sign of dehydration is dry lips)
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